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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the sisters discover it is Lenny's birthday they decide to:

2. Billy Boy's death might signal:

3. Lenny begins the play by:

4. Babe's story suggests that Lenny broke up with Charlie Hill because:

5. Babe seems to blame their mother's death on:

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Meg bring up Lenny's boyfriend from Memphis?

2. What was Meg's life like in L.A.?

3. What is Meg's attitude toward her family?

4. What event finally pushes Babe over the brink?

5. Chick's return visit forces what to happen?

6. What kind of relationship did Babe have with Zackery?

7. What do the details of Meg's life in Hollywood reveal?

8. What does Doc appear to want from his meeting with Meg?

9. What is ironic about Chick's list of crimes the Magrath's are responsible for?

10. How do Lenny and Babe feel at the start of Act III?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Consider the play's title, "Crimes of the Heart." What "crimes" have been committed in the play? What aspects of love or feeling are threatened, and how does this inform the message or theme of the play?

Essay Topic 2

A Mexican proverb states that "The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman." How is this proven or disproven by the events of Crimes of the Heart?

Essay Topic 3

One definition of a crime is "any offense, serious wrongdoing, or sin." Consider any "crime" committed in the play, literal or metaphorical, and determine how the preceding definition suits it. Is the definition complete in regards to this particular crime? Are there any words that don't fit? Defend, refute, or qualify the definition above in regards to any crime in the play.

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